BerekBerek

The idea behind BEREK was the creation of a pleasant, easy drinking red wine yet keeping complexity, mineral notes and great depth like the classic Douro wines. The storyboard is by Andrzej Mleczko, a satirist artist holding a diploma of the Cracow University of Technology, very well known throughout the country, who publishes his weekly drawings in several journals.

Vinification

2006 was not a hot year in general but with good amount of humidity. Maturation process started slowly and a small rain during middle August was just perfect to balance harvest. Nevertheless high temperatures occurred during last week. After careful selection, all the grapes were vinified in stainless steel, with total maceration from 8 to 12 days. 20% of the wine aged for 12 month in French oak, 2nd and 3rd year barrels and the rest 80% was kept in stainless steel vats.

Tasting Notes

It is a dark ruby wine with an intense dark and red fruit aroma with spicy character. On the palate, it is young, appealing and fresh, with fruity tannins, good acidity and appealing structure.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Several

Average Vine Age

10 to 40 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca and Tinto Cão

Vines per HA

4000

Pruning Method

Guyot

Alt. from Sea Level

100-400

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Barrels and stainless steel vats

Fermentation

Lagar (wine press tanks)

Bottled

March 2007

Ageing

12 months in french oak casks (20%) and stainless steel (80%)

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

28

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

2.1

Alcohol (%)

13

pH

3.65

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.92

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.46

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

23

Production

40.000 bottles

The idea behind BEREK was the creation of a pleasant, easy drinking red wine yet keeping complexity, mineral notes and great depth like the classic Douro wines. The storyboard is by Andrzej Mleczko, a satirist artist holding a diploma of the Cracow University of Technology, very well known throughout the country, who publishes his weekly drawings in several journals.

Vinification

2007 was an amazing year for the Douro region, with good amount of rainfall during the year and cool temperatures during the maturation season, it gave us very elegant wines but with high concentration level due to the low yields all over Douro. The wines were fermented in stainless steel vats with 10 to 15 days of skin contact, only 20% was aged in French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

It is a dark ruby wine with an intense red fruit aroma and spicy character. On the palate it is

young, dense, with appealing freshness and juicy tannins, good acidity and attractive structure.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Several

Average Vine Age

10 to 40 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela and others

Vines per HA

4000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

100-400

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Barrels and stainless steel vats

Fermentation

Stainless steel vats

Bottled

February 2008

Ageing

12 months in French oak casks (20%) and stainless steel (80%)

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

28.7

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

2.4

Alcohol (%)

13

pH

3.65

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.96

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.48

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

28

Production

3.000 bottles

The idea behind BEREK was the creation of a pleasant, easy drinking red wine yet keeping complexity, mineral notes and great depth like the classic Douro wines. The storyboard is by Andrzej Mleczko, a satirist artist holding a diploma of the Cracow University of Technology, very well known throughout the country, who publishes his weekly drawings in several journals.

Vinification

2008 was an unusual fresh and damp year for Douro region standards. As a result we had a slow and very balanced maturation process in the vineyards, with very good weather during harvest and ideal conditions to produce fantastic Douro wines. Grapes were picked during September and beginning of October, fermentation occurred in stainless steel vats with maceration periods between 8 to 15 days. Only 20% of the wine aged during 12 months in used French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

This is a dark ruby wine, with intense red fruit and spicy aromas, along with a schist stony character. On the palate, is vibrant and appealing, with juicy tannins and very good acidity that provides long lasting aftertaste.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Several

Average Vine Age

10 to 40 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela and others

Vines per HA

4000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

100-500

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Barrels and stainless steel vats

Fermentation

Stainless steel vats

Bottled

May 2010

Ageing

12 months in French oak casks (20%) and stainless steel (80%)

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

27.4

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

2.4

Alcohol (%)

13

pH

3.65

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.05

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.53

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

25

Production

9.000 bottles